These words really made me mad!!!

by Sour Grapes 19 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Sour Grapes
    Sour Grapes

    A couple of months ago the brother giving a talk was bragging about all of the good work

    that the WTBTS does thru their missionaries. He said that all that the Christendom's missionaries

    do is feed the hungry, distribute clothing, and set up hospitals to take care of the sick.

    He said "not that all of those things are bad things, they are good things, but what do

    our missionaries do? They give spiritual food that can lead to everlasting life, where there will

    be no hunger or sickness." I thought that the only trick is not to have your

    Bible student die on you from starvation or sickness while they enjoy learning

    about the Bible.

    The Witnesses are a sad bunch of people. Tell a hungry person here you can eat

    my Bible or tell a cold person here you can wear my Bible.

    Sour Grapes

  • tec

    Its like they're saying this:

    Sure they're doing good, and even in Christ's name - but they're NOT doing THE good. They're not one of us. We're better.


    Someone better would praise them for the help they're giving in Christ's name. Does it matter who is better (or rather who is first? Won't the first be last and the last first?)


  • nelly136

    i have memories of them saying the same thing online about priests vicars whatever giving the services bottled water at ground zero too.

  • coffee_black

    James 1:27 the true service of God exists in charity towards our neighbours, especially those who need the help of others (fatherless and widows), and purity of life.


  • tec

    It also makes me think of this:

    "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former." Matthew 23:23


  • Lozhasleft

    Yep if I was hungry and my kids were starving ...yep I'd just wanna talk about the Watchtower wouldnt I? Yep.

    Loz x

  • wasblind

    Yep, when i wasn't working, and bills fell behind

    i don't know what i would have done if it wasn't for my

    worldly family and friends. But i was constantly reminded

    by the brothers and sister in the KH to do more for the

    Org it will help you forget about your problems for two

    hours while in field service, and don't slack up on the meeting

    because you will get weak without your spiritual food,

    they didn't say nothing about real meat and potatoes

    because they were afraid they might be asked to contribute

  • ex-witness

    That's ONE of the major flaws of "The Organization" (Saying it like that makes me smile. It's ominous and foreboding.)

    Pick ANY ONE "false relgion" (other than JW's) and they do 10 times the amount of charitable HUMANE work in one than all the JW's ever did since Russell. (Perhaps an exaggeration, but I DO remember as a child being chastised for wanting to send money to Jerry's Kids by an elder who said we could give them some money now, or teach them about the paradise, where their ailments will be restored.)

    And if they are so on-fire about preaching, how come I haven't seen a JW in about 5 years going door-to-door, parking lot preaching or even at a donut shop for "Break"? Did they change the "uniforms" or something? It's like they are stealth solicitors. Very ninja. Which makes being a ninja uncool.

  • tec

    It is one thing to preach The Word, but you also have to live it.


  • StAnn

    coffee black

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